Friday, 1 January 2010

How to avoid pneumonia

In a posting, writer Kurt Vonnegut, offers 8 rules for writing short stories. The one caught my eye because it is applicable to so many things in our lives. And in lieu of bundles of NYRs (New Year's Resolutions), this may be something to be mindful of.

Kurt says, "Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia."

All too often the things we do are aimed at pleasing many. I see this 'one person' as being yourself.

So, this year, look at your activities with a focus on pleasing yourself whether from just getting out and doing things, learning new skills (for your own growth) or accomplishing goals.

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